Food and Life

Okay, I'm employing Wildcard Monday again. I'm sure this was supposed to be Etsy Monday, but also it was a public holiday. Threw my schedule out of whack, not to mention the hour I spent writing fan-fiction. So, daily prompt it is. I love food, or at least the consuming thereof. I don't know I'd go so… Continue reading Food and Life

A Computerless Day

I'm sick (again) so you get a Daily Prompt answer (again). Turns out I'm low on iron and there's some random little virus at home in my body. Hurray! Anyway. Once I stopped staring silently at the cursor, I tried to picture life without my computer. Here's a breakdown (no, not that sort) TV. Admittedly, not a big part… Continue reading A Computerless Day

Week 1: A Summary

Okay. It's Friday, legitimately Friday, no more sneaky day-tricks. I've been able to idle over this post because I get to sleep in two hours tomorrow: I have another driving lesson. I figured this would be as good a time as any to recap the first week (and one day) of the year. Novels planned: Four. Three,… Continue reading Week 1: A Summary

The Madness of Drafting

I've come to the conclusion that I'm a draft-collector.  I told you guys I shelved my NaNoWriMo for a while, but in the meantime there's drafts piling up in my dashboard and words rapidly being thumbed into my 'memo pad' on my phone. It's becoming an ever-increasing list of poems and ideas and drafts. For… Continue reading The Madness of Drafting

NaNoWriMo: The Perfectionist’s Tale

Alrighty, I'm more or less midway through NaNoWriMo. Do you guys know that I am basically a perfectionist? Have I ever mentioned it? If not, I am mentioning it now. I'm the sort of person who has honed my morning routine to a fine art, every waking-half-hour precisely the same as yesterday. I will literally delete… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Perfectionist’s Tale

NaNoWriMo: Inspiration Creek Runs Dry

Today, I'm thinking about NaNoWriMo. Chiefly, I'm thinking about the burnout that can occur if you batter your keyboard too long and too often. Maybe you've sat down, cracked open a can of your favourite drink and a fresh Word Document on November 1; then you gulped down that drink like it was giving you inspiration… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Inspiration Creek Runs Dry

Monday’s Musings

Today's stream-of-consciousness is brought to you by a butterfly journal and a purse-sized perfume. I'm definitely getting the measure of what sort of customers you get, working in a call centre. It's a pattern I began observing a couple of weeks ago; it became a habit to amuse myself when I was on inbound calls… Continue reading Monday’s Musings

The Automaton

I'd say my most human machine is my computer. To start with, sometimes it will throw a tantrum, freezing up like a frozen thing, or the touch-pad will send the cursor flying off elsewhere, blurring me out of one thing and into another. It's hard to explain, basically when I start the machine up it will… Continue reading The Automaton

Work For Idle Hands

Okay, Daily Prompt, please stop the mind-reading. It's unnerving.But to answer your question, yes I would work even if money were no problem. You see, I am the sort of person who always needs fun, interesting things to do. Barring that even boring, miserable tasks are welcome.I willingly signed up for summer school just so… Continue reading Work For Idle Hands

The Seat Switcher

Okay, so the person sitting next to me is very talkative.This is where I hop up and shift seats at the first polite opportunity. See, I don't especially like talking to strangers: you know how some people will, given the chance, tell you their life story? That's what I hope to avoid. I'm generally an anti-social… Continue reading The Seat Switcher